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Rally: More Wolves, Less Politics - April 28th

Tell US Fish and Wildlife Service to stop playing politics with the lobo’s survival

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Forty years after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service first listed the Mexican gray wolf, or "lobo," under the Endangered Species Act, the lobo remains the most endangered gray wolf in the world, with only 97 remaining in the wild at last official count.

For far too long, the Service has allowed anti-wolf politics to drive Mexican wolves towards extinction.

Since the lobo reintroduction program began in the late 1990s, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has never released enough wolves from captivity, not only impeding a steady increase in the lobos’ numbers but also triggering a continual loss of genetic diversity in the wild lobo population over the past 18 years. This decline has to stop.

Join the Rally for More Wolves, Less Politics on the 40th anniversary of the lobo’s listing under the Endangered Species Act.

When:
Thursday, April 28, 2016
12:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time

Where:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters
Southwest Regional Office
500 Gold Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

What to bring:

Come prepared for any weather.

Wear your wolf shirts, hats, ears, and costumes

Bring signs with slogans like:
  • More Wolves, Less Politics!
  • Release more wolf families!
  • The wild needs wolves!
Time is running out for the Mexican gray wolf.  Please save the date and spread the word about this important event.



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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning to remove an expecting father wolf, Guardian-M1396, who has been accused of an unknown number of depredations in New Mexico.  Even with human efforts to support the wolf mom and keep the pups alive, they will have a lower chance of survival without their dad.

Please call the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Secretary of the Interior and insist that the wolf-removal order be rescinded and that the father of this wolf family be allowed to stay in the wild.



For more information, contact us at info@mexicanwolves.org or visit mexicanwolves.org.

This video presentation, by geneticist and member of the current Mexican wolf recovery team Rich Fredrickson, explains the importance of releasing more endangered Mexican gray wolves from the captive population into the wild.